Geez, I really did get some cool sketches at Comic-Con that year. Modern Tales had a table and there were a bunch of other webcomics people around. Obviously, that’s me as a sprite trying to cover Mell’s nakedness. It’s true, she did get drawn naked the most. I eventually drew her naked in Narbonic, but I drew all the main characters naked at some point. Discreetly covered, of course, as this is a family strip. Depending on the family.
I’ve always loved Dirk Tiede’s manga renditions of the characters, and I think his Dave is really hot here. Dirk did an inked and colored version, posted in an upcoming Sunday strip, and it’s even hotter.
This might be the only art I own by Dylan Meconis. That’s so wrong.
Dave’s lines about being dissected and humiliated refer to other sketches I got at Comic-Con. They’ll appear on a future Sunday. Helen is surprisingly open about acknowledging Dave as “cute” here. I had the idea in the back of my head that the Sunday versions of Helen and Dave are already in a relationship and possibly married. They’re more casual with each other than their counterparts in the daily strips.